The Salt Lake City-based company that sells the Canvas learning management system has announced plans to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm.
Recent deals include IXL Learning’s acquisition of Education.com, ASSIST Education’s partnership with Santillana to bring its U.S. high school diplomas to Brazil, a U.K.-based acquisition by Strictly Education, and fundraising by ed-tech startups in Mumbai and Nigeria.
The international organization UNESCO, which has more than 190 member countries, has approved a resolution meant to support the development of the free, shareable educational materials.
A survey by the Jefferson Education Exchange finds that more than 90 percent of teachers access research at least once a year, but they have mixed views of its value.
An analysis of schools’ usage of popular literacy and math ed-tech products shows that implementation is improving, but dramatic savings may be possible by evaluating what goes unused.
Instructure, which owns the widely used learning management system Canvas, says it is considering putting itself up for sale, or going private.
Pearson makes its first acquisition in three years, Guild Education raises a Series D round of funding, and NeighborSchools, which seeks to support daycare providers, raises $3.5 million.
A new report examined 6,000 RFP submissions and found K-12 RFPs and submissions to be the longest by page of any public sector studied, but the shortest award time.
Teachers who act as “ambassadors” for educational products, and who receive anything in exchange, must disclose that arrangement when they post endorsements on social media.
AWS is expanding its EdStart accelerator program to include ed-tech companies with less than $1 million in revenue, and few or no customers.